Canada's BEST undergraduate
business program.

That's Smith Commerce.

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Did you know that Queen’s University offered the first Bachelor of Commerce degree in Canada? This September, the 100th Commerce class will begin their studies at Smith School of Business. To help you discover the Smith Commerce family, we asked some of our students and alumni to share their stories and talk about the value of their business education.

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Learn From Experience

What will your
journey look like?

Each student's journey is unique to their interests and goals. TapClick the cards
to learn more about the diverse paths our students take.

Emmanuel Genene

“You don't have to have it all figured out — explore and let your ambitions evolve.”

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Emmanuel Genene

Comm'20

Emmanuel Genene

 Passion

Diversity and inclusion: President and founder of EDGE, a non-profit organization focused on enabling the professional growth of underrepresented students.

 Advice

"Explore and let your ambitions evolve."

Bonnie Zhang

“Everyone at Smith is willing to go above and beyond to help you, and there are endless resources available.”

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Bonnie Zhang

BCom'19

Bonnie Zhang

 Exchange

University of Hong Kong, China

 Extracurricular

Member of Queen's Case Competition Union, Residence Don

 Career

Associate Consultant
Bain & Company
Toronto, ON

 Advice

"Just be yourself — it will all work out."

John Sibbald

“Having a thorough understanding of the way that business works will be valuable regardless of your desired career path.”

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John Sibbald

BCom'18

John Sibbald

 Passion

Co-founder of Q+, the LGBTQ+ network at Smith.

 Exchange

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 Career

Management Consultant
Oliver Wyman
Boston, MA

 Advice

"Be bold."

Jordan Flanigan

“Nobody expects you to know what you want to do right away. But the more you put yourself out there, network, and learn, the faster you will find out.”

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Jordan Flanigan

BCom'19

Jordan Flanigan

 Accolade

Commerce '74 Award Recipient

 Exchange

University of Economics, Prague

 Extracurricular

President of the Commerce Society

 Career

Financial Analyst
Oxford Properties
Toronto, ON

 Advice

"Take advantage of every opportunity."

Dakota Lavery

“Commerce is looking for motivated students who go beyond academics.”

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Dakota Lavery

Comm'20

Dakota Lavery

 Passion

Incorporation of Indigenous cases into Commerce curriculum.

 Extracurricular

Varsity Track & Field

 Focus

Finance

 Advice

"Go out and be creative!"

Aysha Tabassum

“Don’t be afraid to explore unconventional interests, because there is a wealth of opportunities available to you.”

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Aysha Tabassum

Comm'22

Aysha Tabassum

 Passion

Social impact: Aysha is persuing her Certificate in Social Impact.

 Advice

"Anything that you love doing is worth doing."

Learn From Experience

Why choose
Smith Commerce?

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Full Immersion

A four-year honours degree. Attain a deep understanding of business strategies and concepts, including innovations that are changing the nature of work.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Community and Support

Smith provides a powerful sense of community - highly engaged faculty, personal support from staff and counsellors, and a passionate alumni family. All committed to your success.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

SmithEdge

Get the edge that will set you apart in the business community. In addition to gaining knowledge, foster your personal capacity in leadership, teamwork, cultural intelligence, resilience, communication, and presentation.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Outstanding Career Support

Smith’s Career Advancement Centre works exclusively with business students. 98% of graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation and earning an average base salary of more than $61,000.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Life Outside Class

Join the Commerce Society, the largest undergraduate business society in Canada. Apply for more than 750 student-held leadership roles. Participate in social and networking events, conferences, and competitions. Enjoy the dynamic on-campus environment of Queen’s University — sports, performances, athletics, and clubs.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Global Perspective

Global business content and rich study abroad options in Years Three or Four. Broaden your perspective, develop a global network of contacts, and enhance your appeal to employers.

Career Planning & Advancement

Launch Your Career

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98% Employment rate within
6 months of graduation

Our team is here to help you find a great job and launch your career. Smith’s Career Advancement Centre works exclusively with business students. It has an outstanding network of employers in Canada and around the world. Top companies come to Smith to recruit because of the high quality of our graduates.

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International Exchange

Think Global

student smiling with Hong Kong University in the background

A key feature of Smith Commerce is the international exchange semester option in Years Three or Four.

Living and studying in another country broadens your perspective, and develops a global network of contacts. It enhances your career opportunities and appeal to employers.

Smith’s exchange partners are carefully selected for the high quality of education and student experience they deliver.

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